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Managed Funds Association Announces Expansion of the MFA Partnership Program to the Southeastern United States

Brooke Harlow: “The addition of MSAIA and SEAFA is reflective of how the alternative investment industry has expanded geographically.”

WASHINGTON, DC –Managed Funds Association (MFA), the leading organization representing the global alternative investment industry, today announced that the Southeastern Alternative Funds Association (SEAFA) and the MidSouth Alternative Investment Association (MSAIA) joined the MFA Partnership Program. The Partnership Program currently features members from Canada, New York, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, and California.

“The addition of MSAIA and SEAFA is reflective of the geographic reach of the alternative investment and private capital industry,” said MFA Chief Commercial Officer Brooke Harlow. “The MFA Partnership program will act as a force-multiplier for their members across the southern states and the investors they serve—including pensions, foundations, and endowments.”

The MidSouth Alternative Investment Association (MSAIA) is an education and networking organization that connects alternative investment professionals, raising the quality of discussion and deliberation in the region, through informal gatherings, panel discussions and fund-raising for worthwhile local charities. The MSAIA has been active in Nashville since March 2008 and has grown to over 700 members.

“We look forward to partnering with MFA and formalizing our long-standing relationships with other members of the Partnership Program to provide our members across the MidSouth with an expanded roster of events, educational resources, and networking capabilities,” said Greg Dyra, Co-Founder and Chairman of MSAIA.

The Southeastern Alternative Funds Association (SEAFA) is organized for professionals in the alternative investment community in the Southeast to meet, network, and create business opportunities. SEAFA’s mission is centered on providing effective forums for the education, interaction, and advancement of both its members and the broader southeastern alternative investment community. SEAFA is active in Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC.

“Joining the MFA Partnership Program will enable us to better support our members across our three key objectives—education, interaction, and advancement—and ensure the continued growth of the southeastern alternative investment community,” said Gilbert Davis, President of SEAFA.

The MFA Partnership Program enhances the collective power of national, regional, and state alternative investment industry networks. The program works to increase collaboration, promote information sharing, build key allocator relationships, and create a more efficient and effective network to support, educate, and connect in markets in the U.S. and around the world.

Current members of the MFA Partnership program include the Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies and Assets, California Alternative Investments Association, Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, New York Alternative Investment Roundtable, Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association, and Texas Alternative Investments Association.

For more information, email mfapp_events@managedfunds.org.

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About the Global Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment Industry

The global hedge fund and alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, credit, managed futures, and hybrid funds that invest in private companies, has assets under management of $4.3 trillion (Q2 2021). The industry serves thousands of public and private pension funds, charitable endowments, foundations, sovereign governments, and other global institutional investors by providing portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns to help meet their funding obligations and return targets.

About the Managed Funds Association

Managed Funds Association (MFA) represents the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for regulatory, tax, and other public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA’s more than 150 member firms collectively manage nearly $1.6 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time. MFA has a global presence and is active in Washington, London, Brussels, and Asia. www.managedfunds.org